Anambra lawmaker still in kidnappers custody – Soludo confirms


Anambra State Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo has confirmed that a member of the Anambra State House of Assembly who was kidnapped last week was still in the custody of his kidnappers.

Okey Okoye, the member representing Aguata II state constituency, who also hails from Isuofia as Soludo was last Sunday kidnapped by some unidentified gunmen.

Soludo had told members of the Anambra State House of Assembly that efforts were being made to rescue the lawmaker.

The governor said: “I regret, however, that one of you, the member representing the good people of Aguata II Constituency in the House of Assembly (my own representative) – Hon. Okechukwu Okoye is still in the custody of the kidnappers.

“The security agencies are working very hard and around the clock to secure his freedom. God is on the throne and Anambra will win. Let me leave it at that.”

There has been a spate of violence in the state, including attacks on security agencies and government facilities.

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